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American Superpower

Distinguishing Between Can and Should: What a Superpower Should Be Able to Do

Carla Seaquist | Posted 06.28.2014 | Politics
Carla Seaquist

The world's superpower could devise better ways---by considering the ethical import of our actions, not just our capabilities. To save ourselves, and set an example for the world, we must. Will we? Can we?

And Then There Was One

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 11.03.2013 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

What, after all, are we to make of a planet with a single superpower that lacks genuine enemies of any significance and that, to all appearances, has nonetheless been fighting a permanent global war with... well, itself -- and appears to be losing?

Keeping Up America's Reputation in the World

Deepak Chopra | Posted 06.15.2013 | Politics
Deepak Chopra

It's hard to be the good guys when you are also the world's biggest arms dealer and spend more money on defense than the next 15 nations combined. But I think there's a deeper ambivalence about decency in this country.

The Paranoia of the Superrich and Superpowerful

Noam Chomsky | Posted 04.06.2013 | Politics
Noam Chomsky

If you believe you should have everything and anything gets away from you, it's a tragedy, the world is collapsing. So is America over?

Back in the Fold

Will Durst | Posted 09.21.2011 | Comedy
Will Durst

This country could still slip into default, leading to the worst possible scenario imaginable -- we have to move back in with England. You think it's embarrassing slinking home after graduating college, try waiting 235 years.

Joshua Cooper Ramo: Surprise! Global Financial Crisis Could Turn China Into A Superpower

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Diane Tucker

The Chinese banking system has been through so much stress during the last few decades, they are in a much better position than the U.S. to deal with the global financial crisis, says Joshua Cooper Ramo.

Can We Stop Being a Superpower, Please?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deepak Chopra

A group of misguided neocon gunslingers led the U.S. to a catastrophe. Have we come to the point where disillusionment will lead us where we need to go: the end of playing the superpower role?